We recognize that exercise, self-care, and connecting with others are extremely important during this time. Human Resources has compiled a variety of online resources to assist you and your family.
Click HERE for a running list of Webinars and Online Resources that may be helpful during this time. Check back regularly, as more resources will be added and information will be updated regularly including new webinars, dates, times and registration information.
Online Exercise Classes- Exercise has been proven to improve your health and reduce the risk of illness. We are offering a modified schedule of virtual exercise classes open to ALL ACC employees via Google Hangouts. These are live online classes hosted by some of our esteemed exercise instructors. You don’t need to pre-register to attend. Just click on the class you’d like to attend during the scheduled time and join us for some fun and fitness. Feel free to try any of the available classes and even include your family in the fun if you’d like!
Virtual Exercise Classes will continue online through the summer semester. See schedule below and Click HERE to view/access these online classes. Click HERE to add the shared Wellness Calendar to your Google Calendar.
We hope to see you in a class soon, but if you don’t have time for a full class, we’ve included some links below to work exercise and stretching into your daily routine. Perhaps you can do these during your 15-minute breaks each day!
Also….Did you know that Mindfulness has not only been proven to help people manage stress, but can also help to improve productivity, reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, decrease anxiety and depression, and improve immune function. Why not give it a try? Click HERE for some resources on Mindfulness including links to guided meditation and breathing activities. There are also several apps you can download with free daily practices.
This year marked the 5th offering of the “Become an ACC Exercise Star” Challenge coordinated by the ACC Employee Wellness Program to promote increased activity among our employees. 587 ACC faculty and staff participated this spring, which was a 67% increase from last year, and the most participants in the history of the challenge. 256 of these participants were new to the challenge. The Challenge ran from February 3 through April 12, 2020, with half of the challenge spanning through the COVID-19 pandemic. 340 employees completed the challenge and met their goal, for a completion rate of 58%.
Together, employees logged a whopping 1,069,911 total minutes of exercise which equals 743 days of continuous exercise. That’s over 2 years of exercise!
ACC President, Dr. Richard Rhodes, congratulated and presented awards for the Top Individual Stars and Most Active Campuses via a livestream virtual awards celebration on Friday, May 8, 2020. Click HERE to check out the video from this livestream event!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s challenge and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021.
Overall top “stars” for the ten-week challenge were:
Click HERE to view the TOP Campus Finishers
Most Active Campuses
Top 25 Overall Finishers
For more information about this event, contact Mauri Winters in the HR Benefits office at 512-223-7577.
Could you use a little extra motivation to get back on track with your exercise goals? Well….Get Ready because….. Exercise Stars is BACK!!!
Become An ACC Exercise Star – February 3 – April 12, 2020
Registration is currently CLOSED for this year, but you can view the CURRENT STANDINGS HERE!
That’s Right!! It’s time to GET MOVING again with this annual exercise incentive program and friendly campus competition that STARTS NEXT WEEK!! This challenge is designed for ALL LEVELS to encourage you to increase your activity level over the next couple of months. Just 15 minutes a day can really make a difference on your health (and even earn you a prize)!!
Participation is Easy…Just:
- Set your exercise/activity goal & sign up for your fitness level
- Start exercising and be sure to log your minutes each week on your campus spreadsheet
- Be part of your campus’s Exercise Stars team… your exercise minutes contribute to your campus’s total to help win ‘The Most Active Campus’ competition
- Receive tip sheets and motivating messages throughout the program
- Watch your minutes add up and your fitness improve
- Make friends and enjoy exercising with your peers
Be on the lookout for fun new BONUS POINT Opportunities
! Yes…you can earn bonus minutes just by participating in additional wellness opportunities throughout this friendly competition.
We even have a New Incentive this Year- Earn an ACC Wellness Program Gym/Duffel Bag to keep you “ready on the go” when you reach your goal.
Be prepared to CELEBRATE District-Wide at Wellness-Fest 2020 with awards for top finishers and Star Campuses! Save the Date!! April 24th 11am-3pm at the Eastview Campus…we’ll have the awards presentation, campus challenges, healthy vendors, exercise exhibitions, food and prizes!! Make sure you plan to attend!
Click HERE for More details and specifics regarding the challenge!
If you have any questions, contact Mauri Winters at mmiculek@austinccedu or 512-223-7577.
The fall weather is finally here, and the Fit for Fall Challenge is BACK as well!
We would like to keep you motivated going into the holiday season with this exciting wellness challenge, complete with some new activities for this year. We hope you will join in on the fun!
Get your challenge card HERE! Just print it out and complete one of the wellness activities each day. The challenge has already begun, but it’s not to late to get in on the fun!!
Complete the 25 activities on the card, return it, and WIN a wellness gift. Only one activity per day will count! Miss an activity? Don’t worry…you have a whole month to complete them. This challenge will run through November 22nd, and the completed cards are due by Monday, November 25th. Be sure to invite your coworkers to join you, have fun and let’s get “Fit for Fall” together!
Flu season is just around the corner, and ACC hopes to help you avoid the high fevers, fatigue, muscle aches, and severe headaches. Getting a flu shot also protects those around you such as infants, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems who are more vulnerable to getting the flu. So, roll up your sleeve and Sign up for your flu shot at the ACC Flu Shot Clinic on your campus!
Register here to book your visit! Priority will be given to those with appointments, but there still may be a short wait. Walk-ins may be accepted as time and supplies permit. To expedite this check-in process, please be sure to have your BCBS Insurance Card AND your Driver’s License.
***Round Rock will be having a flu shot clinic as well on October 14th from 11am-1pm in room 3105 through the Health Sciences Department.
B12 shots will also be available upon request for $20 if you are interested. This year’s flu shots are quadrivalent, meaning they protect against four different strains of flu and are preservative-free. To learn more about flu shots in general or read up on facts and myths, please review information on the Centers for Disease Control’s website HERE. You are also encouraged to consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your personal health.
A new academic year is upon us! Human Resources hopes you will get back into a good workout routine this fall. One way to get started is with the Employee Wellness Program fall exercise classes. Sign up HERE for a class that works for you!
These classes are FREE to all Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and staffing table employees at ACC. You may sign up for classes at any campus, but make sure you get prior approval from your supervisor. Space is limited and spots are open until filled, so be sure to sign up!
If you want even more options for exercise classes, don’t forget you can use your Tuition Vouchers to sign up for classes through Continuing Education or Kinesiology as well. We also offer a couple of discounted fitness membership options for full-time ACC employees, if you’re interested.